Your Saturday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

May 27, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Landa solos to Giro stage win as Quintana takes lead from Dumoulin; Brändle wins Belgium Tour TT, van Aert takes over lead; Pujol wins Mt. Fuji stage at Tour of Japan; Dumoulin on losing pink ‘I just had really bad legs’; Nibali angry over Dumoulin comments; Dumoulin walks back comments against rivals, hints at Dutch pact; Mike McCarthy, America’s forgotten world champion; Tankink abandons Giro with Milan in sight; Van der Haar still battling injury; Despite sponsor exit, ambitious hopes for future of An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team; First UCI Urban Cycling World Championships set for China; Fan offers Dumoulin ‘help’ during stage; Video: Team Cinelli Chrome @ Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 10; Video: Tall bikes will save the world.

Tankink abandons Giro with Milan in sight

by CyclingTips

Bram Tankink (LottoNL-Jumbo) bravely rode a large portion of the Giro d’Italia with injuries he sustained in a crash on stage eight. However, those injuries finally proved to be too much and he abandoned on stage 19.

“Heavy heart that I should give up. Certainly on the day that all Dutch people agree to the rest to give hope and to help each other,” he wrote on Twitter.

Tankink suffered rib injuries in the crash. Though he seemed to be in good spirits on the second rest day.

This is the second loss of a key role player for team leader Steven Kruijswijk, as the team lost Victor Campenaerts on stage 16.

Kruijswijk is currently 10th overall, 7:37 behind race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar).